mannquin pis is a long time friend of funkypancake (i’d suggest you’d look in the categories archive, but they are rather deaded at the moment)
here’s the new st pancras eurostar station which is nice
the chap sitting next to me on the eurostar was about the same age as me (ie 400 months old tomorrow) and he put a giant pair of headphones on, plugged in his giant portable cd player and played load music. despite looking very uncool the music he was playing can only be described as ‘light vocal’.
i did notice when he changed the CD that he was listening to two rick astley CDs, both of which were signed !
after checking in to my hotel i went out for a meal in a restaurant and the person next to me left her magazine behind. being on my own i decided to read it (it was in french). i managed to understand most of this article on hemorrhoids, and there was also an article on constipation, so all based were covered. haemorrhoids are the third most common belgian ailment you know ?
if you go to ghent you must go to the design museum. it’s very good. they had an exhibition on the history of commercial aviation, flying in airplanes to you and me, which was very amusing.
there were quite a few things for kids to do, including looking for Playmobile people hidden in the exhibits. one playmobile chap was sitting in an ornate lampshade thing which was their pride and joy.
you don’t get such frivolity and enjoyment in a National Trust property. or at least not deliberately.
the other museum you should go to is the mental one